Issue: Fall 2014 Vol. 9 - Issue 3
Scientific Reports
Medical Myths: On Trial: Saturated Fat: Proven Villain or Medical Myth?
– Christopher Wenger, D.O.
If you think the diet-heart hypothesis is a scientifically established fact, think again. It may be little more than myth underpinned by shaky evidence. This article reviews what we actually know about the effects of dietary fats, protein, and carbohydrates.
The Micra Transcatheter Pacing Study: The Making of a Revolution in Pacemaking
– Matthew A. Bernabei, M.D.
In a breakthrough engineering advance, an entire pacemaker can now be contained within a capsule small enough to be delivered to the heart via a catheter. LGH is participating in a multi-institutional study of this remarkable device which eliminates the need for a transvenous lead.
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Summer Nursing Externships at Lancaster General Health: 15 Years of Excellence
– Lisa A. Ruth-Sahd, D.Ed. RN; Sharon Graver, BSN; and Brock Kauffman
LGH has offered externships to nursing students for 15 years, and more than 500 nurses have benefitted from the experiences described in this comprehensive review of the program.
Medical Marijuana: What Do We Know?
– S. Scott Paist III, M.D.
Medical Marijuana may soon be legal in Pennsylvania, and its approval is favored by physicians and by a large majority of the public. This insightful review is particularly timely.
Oocyte Cryopreservation: An Update
– Melanie E. Ochalski, M.D. and Robert B. Filer, M.D.
Cryopreservation of embryos is an established technology, but the large size and high water content of unfertilized mature oocytes have made cryopreservation problematic. New techniques allow cryopreservation of oocytes, giving women and couples more control of the reproductive process.
From the Editor’s Desk
The Diet-Heart Hypothesis
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely IX and Other Top Tips
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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